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(Updated    June 20 2017
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.26 billion (1260 million)
Mobiles    1236 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   280 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless : 260 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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  Latest OnePlus phone is heavy with camera features
Mumbai, June 23, 2017:  The latest  smartphone  from OnePlus  can lay claim to offering the highest combined resolution in dual cameras:   For the back camera, a 16 MP sensor is supported by a 20 MP sensor with a telephoto lens and  a large f/1. ....
Only 4 India-based supercomputers in global Top500 list, and none of them 'Made in India'
Bangalore June 24 12017: The only indigenous super computer in India -- the Param Yuva II at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Pune,  assembled by NetWeb Technologies,  is out of the world's Top500 ranking of fastest computers. ....
IoT is now on enterprise centre stage, suggests Inmarsat study
Bangalore, June  23 2017:  IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and is the number one priority for 92 per cent of organisations,  finds a study by leading global mobile satellite communications player Inmarsat . ...
iNurture to bring Galileo global courses to India
Bangalore, June 21, 2017: A new Indo-French partnership is poised to bring    educational opportunities in high-demand professional streams like  luxury management,   sports management,. ...
Largest Indian public WiFi network to come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad,  Jun 22 2017:  The Telangana state capital is poised to host the nation's  biggest public  WIFi network. ...

Education and e-learning
IIT Madras is top team at Analog Devices' Anveshan 2017
Bangalore, June 22 2017: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras, is the winning team at Anveshan 2016-17, University Design Fellowship Programme of Analog Devices, Inc., , for its project ‘IoT Based Virtual Physiotherapy with Biofeedback'. ....
Skillsoft brings its Percipio learning platform to India
Mumbai, May 24, 2017: The Dublin, Ireland, headquartered global e-Learning player Skillsoft, has brought its new its cloud based, state-of-the-art content delivery and learning platform.—Percipio—to India. Latin for ‘acquiring knowledge,’ Percipio' is designed with the user experience in mind to inspire personal learning and career development. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Get set for a new generation of spartan hotel rooms!
June 13 2017: The New York Times in a recent article, talks to Michael Suomi, principal and vice president for interior design at Stonehill & Taylor, an architectural firm in New York that works with Marriott, Hyatt and other hotel brands.  He suggests drastic ways in which hotels are redesigning to suit the tastes of millennials. ....
Qatar Airways beefs up its tracking technology with help from Inmarsat
 April 26 2017:  Qatar Airways has activated an advanced new space-based system, supplied by Inmarsat, to track all of its flights across the world.   Inmarsat worked exclusively with Qatar Airways to develop this cutting-edge solution, which covers its current route network of over 150 destinations worldwide, in addition to any future routes that will be introduced. ....

Aster healthcare group launches an app for the Golden Hour
New Delhi, May 28, 2017: Leading  India and UAE healthcare chain Aster, has launched an app  that aims to save lives during the so-called Golden Hour. The Aster Emergency App ( Android link here)  provides a real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster ‘Responder’. ....
LiveHealth grows to cover 450 diagnostic centres in India
April 16 2017: A Pune based health care startup founded in November 2013   has grown to cover 450 centres in 43 cities in India, serving  600,000 patients.  LiveHealth  delivers medical records to patients on their mobiles, and connects them to healthcare providers in their city,  creating a smooth and seamless  ecosystem for well being. ....
PSTakeCare is an app for that surgical journey
Bangalore, December 4 2016: Developed by Takecare Technology Pvt. Ltd,  PSTakeCare is an Android health app that provides end-to-end assistance for patients who need to undergo a surgery. ...

Product Pulse
Xiaomi MI 3C is one smart router
  Xiaomi's first router coming to India uses a phone app to take the hassle out of setting up Bangalore, June 12 2017: Routers are devices most of us love to hate. You can't do without them --  with so many phones, a laptop and a PC in most homes, a WiFi router is a must have. ....
iBall Slide Brace X1-4G, A tablet for work-n-play
 The iBall Slide BraceX1-4G, is cannily aimed at the   most successful  Indian market segment in tablet PCs Bangalore, June 9 2017: In our report on the Indian tablet PC market, elsewhere on this site, based on an IDC study, we mentioned that the arch-type Indian tablet  a 4G-ready device,  around 10 inch in size. ....
Zenfone Live. I scream for live stream!
 As selfies make way for  video streams, you can now beautify your live videos on-the-go Bangalore, May 30 2017: Take a quick look at your Facebook feed. ...

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  Global startup contest coming to Delhi this month
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 6 2017: Seedstars World, the global startup competition in emerging markets organised by Seedstars, brought its 2016 round to a successful close at the Seedstars Summit, hosted at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. ....
Speech technology expert C-Zentrix spreads its wings
New Delhi, April 26 2017: Gurgaon-headquartered communication management provider C-Zentrix,   has carved outr a niche for itself in the evolving business of  speech technologies for  contact centres.  The company  has partnered with US-based  speech analytics expert GoVivace,  to build  a  speech analytics platform  for an enhanced omni-channel customer experience platform. ....
Cool graphic designer tool
Bangalore, April 11 2017: The camera on the smartphone is turning us all, into photo artists. Suddenly, even the least artistically inclined among us, needs to tweak or clean up selfies, prepare images for Facebook covers or Twitter headers. ...
Big Data in Telecom industry, will be focus of Singapore summit
Singapore, March 26 2017: “Big data and analytics-related services continue to gain traction among local businesses, with the Asia Pacific excluding Japan market expected to grow from $3. ...
Eat, Sleep, Exercise, and Repeat!
Zebronics upgrades its fitness wearable range with the Zeb-Fit 500 Bangalore, March 18 2017: It's 2017 and wearables are going mainstream! Just like a smart-phone, fitness trackers too are being looked ujon  as a necessity. ...

IT people
  Nitin Kunkolienkar is new MAIT President
New Delhi, April 13, 2017:  Nitin Kunkolienker, Director and  Member on Board,  at Synegra EMS Ltd is to be the new President of MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors. Nitin has been part of the MAIT’s management team in the past and has had a string of successful associations with various industry bodies starting off with Verna Industries Association (VIA), he has also headed diverse industry and social organizations like Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI), Vidya Vikas Mandal (VVM), Goa Management Association (GMA) and now will be succeeding Ms Debjani Ghosh for a President’s role at MAIT. ....
Ninad Karpe to advise money management app, Slonkit
Mumbai April 13, 2017: Ninad Karpe, former MD and CEO of Aptech, has joined the Board of Sienna Systems to advise its flagship brand Slonkit, India’s first money management app linked to a physical VISA card,  that helps youngsters to learn the art of smart money management from a very early age. ....
Technopreneur Krishna Yarlagadda on board at Smartron
Bangalore, March 21, 2017: Indian tech OEM and IoT company,  Smartron,  has announced that  eminent technocrat and serial entrepreneur Krishna Yarlagadda, has come on board  as an investor and strategic advisor. ...

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Layoff fear creates opportunities for online professional courses
As Indian IT services companies gear up to embrace new technologies like automation, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud to meet client demands, the need for reskilling and upskilling is growing. Over the years, the IT industry has faced the challenge of finding right talent as the technology landscape is undergoing rapid changes.Betting big on this opportunity, a group of online learning and education start-ups are providing digital courses to individual employees and corporates to help them get skilled and become future-ready employees. These companies provide both offline and online curricula that enable working professionals pursue various courses....THE HINDU  June 18 2017

Indian Healthcare's big leap
Emerging from the realms of science fiction anad academia, innovations in AI, VR and other technologies are advancing healthcare in India to new frontiers... ECONOMIC TIMES June 9 2017

Thumbs Rule! Indian gaming industry
As its market crosses $540 million in India,  gaming is the most powerful entity in entertainment, invading familiar pop culture and throwing up amazing careers.... New Sunday Express, Jun 11 2017


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